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Derby players asked to accept ‘pay delay’ amid financial crisis for Wayne Rooney’s side

Derby County players will be asked to accept a pay delay to help the financially troubled side.

Wayne Rooney’s side fell to the bottom after 12 points were taken by the EFL as the Rams entered administration.

Quantuma has been appointed as administrators by the Rams to manage the club while they look for buyers.

Quantuma will request permission from the team to retain around a third their salaries at the end the month.

Quantuma however, has given assurances that they will pay players and staff first.

General view during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Stoke City at Pride Park Stadium on September 18, 2021 in Derby, England.
Derby entered administration on Wednesday evening

“Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes its fixtures this season and finding interested parties to safeguard the club and its employees,” said Quantuma managing director Andrew Hosking.

“We are in the early stages of assessing the options available and would invite any interested parties to come forward.”

While EFL chief executive Trevor Birch said: “It is our intention to work with the administrators and all parties to secure a long-term future for Derby County.”

If the players accept the pay cut, Derby will hope the EFL will give it the green light instead of adding a three-point penalty for late payments.

Derby should have been penalized for entering administration. Let us know in the comments section

Derby County's Curtis Davies celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Pride Park, Derby. Picture date: Saturday August 7, 2021.
The Rams have plunged to the bottom of the Championship

Rams defender Curtis Davis said of Wayne Rooney: “He’s a born winner. Obviously, it would be easy for him to walk away.

“But he’s in the meetings and he’s telling us, ‘I’ll stand in front of you, I’ll back you all the way. I’ll be the main one to take on any flak, any questions, whatever needs to be done. I’ll be in the trenches with you’.

“The biggest compliment you can give Wayne is he doesn’t need it.

“He didn’t need it in the summer when he couldn’t sign the players he wanted — but he’s willing to stand by us. That shows how much he wants to succeed in management.”

Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Derby County at The Hawthorns on September 14, 2021 in West Bromwich, England.
Derby players have praised Wayne Rooney throughout the process

Derby players asked to accept 'pay delay' amid financial crisis for Wayne Rooney's side

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Derby is now in a precarious situation.

Derby will have to liquidate if no buyer comes forward.

Derby players asked to accept 'pay delay' amid financial crisis for Wayne Rooney's side
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